UNIVERSAL ANNOUNCES 5 WRITERS TO NEW DIVERSITY FELLOWSHIP

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5 lucky writers have just been chosen to embark on the year-long “Emerging Writer’s Fellowship” at , the company’s first-ever diversity program aimed at nurturing new voices in the industry. , , , , and will all be take part in a paid fellowship, and be part of daily production, along with specific writing assignments.

The writers will report to the Co-Presidents of Production Peter Cramer and Jeffrey Kirschenbaum, and work with mentors and guest speakers like Chris Morgan (“Fast and Furious”), Jeremy Garelick (“The Break-Up”), writer-producer Cheo Hodari Coker (“Notorious”) and Suzanne de Passe of DePasse Jones Entertainment.

The idea for the program came from EVP of Film Production Scott Bernstein and the SVP/CFO of Film Production Arturo Barquet, along with Donna Langley of Universal’s Diversity Council. The studio developed the program as a testament to their commitment to opening new doors and providing new new perspectives into the company.

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